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Baseball game moved on Saturday

A notice to baseball players in Watervliet – Saturday’s Boys Varsity Baseball Game has been moved from 12 p.m. at Tamarac to 4 p.m. at Heatly.

Class resumes at Watervliet High after Monday's bomb threats

WATERVLIET - Students are back in class Tuesday at Watervliet Junior/Senior High School.

Two bomb threats called shut down the school Monday.

The school was evacuated, the students were moved to a rec center 12 blocks away, and then dismissed for the day.

The police chief says they did not find anything inside the building.

No one has been arrested for making the threats.

The school superintendent posted a message on Facebook Tuesday morning thanking the police department for their great work.

Watervliet High School dismissed after bomb threat evacuation

WATERVLIET – A long line of parents and adult guardians formed outside the recreation building where the Watervliet High students had been taken.

Most waited patiently as officials checked a list and then released the students.

But a few parents weren't happy with delayed or incomplete notifications of the unusual relocation.

There was a bomb threat last night," Kareem Keitt said. "They did not notify any of the parents here in Watervliet. The Mayor's office and the police department should have notified all of us parents."

Officials say the first bomb threat was phoned to police about 12:30 AM.

It was investigated but no evidence of a bomb was found.

School remained as scheduled.

But later in the morning a second threat was phoned to police.

National Grid promises lower bills in April

National Grid is promising electricity customers some relief in their next bill.

The utility company says April bills should drop by about 40 percent.

However, there will be an added charge on your may bill, reflecting last month's record cold.

The good news, the company says that charge will be lower than the one you saw in March.

In many cases, customers have seen their bills double since January.

National Grid has blamed the increases on the cold weather, which it says, pushed up demand and in turn, pushed up rates.

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Three appointed to Appellate Division of NYS Supreme Court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of several new judges to the State’s Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

They include Christine Clark in Schenectady County and Eugene Devine and Michael Lynch in Albany County.

All three are graduates of Albany Law School.

More information on the appointees can be found in the official release by the governor’s office below:

Green Island man arrested for crack cocaine possession

WATERVLIET– A Green Island man is under arrest for drug possession after Watervliet Police found him with crack cocaine.

William Milligan, 45, is also charged with tampering with evidence along with vehicle and traffic violations.

Police say Milligan, who goes by the street name “Pumpkin”, jumped out of his vehicle during a traffic stop on Monday and tossed a bag full of crack cocaine to the ground.

They say the drugs were individually packaged for sale.

He’s being held at the Albany County jail without bail.